The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on September 13, 1971 · Page 1
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Monday, September 13, 1971
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The Hutchinson News f 100th Year No. 72 12 Pages Monday Morning, September 13.1971, Hutchinson, Kansas MO 2-3311 B Price 10c Prison Talks Stymied ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) - A rebellion by 1,200 inmates at Attica prison moved through its fourth day Sunday and Black Panther Chairman Bobby G. Seale, said negotiations on the prisoners' demands were deadlocked. The inmates hold 38 hostages. Seale, one of a group of civilians acting as mediators, said prison officials had rejected two key demands by the prison- ^ers-removal of the prison's su- Rains CrippL East perintendent Vincent Mancusi and amnesty for all rebels. State Correction Commissioner Russell G. Oswald, meanwhile, appealed he had agreed to 28 demands by the prisoners, but notable exceptions were the two "key" demands mentioned by Seale. Dies of Injuries One prison guard, William Quinn, 28, father of two, died Saturday night of injuries he received in Thursday's initial outburst. Meanwhile, an unsigned, typewritten statement attributed to a committee of Outside Observers was distributed to newsmen. It expressed fear that a massacre of hostages and prisoners would occur and urged Gov. Rockefeller to come to the prison which is in the western part of the state. A spokesman for Rockefeller said the governor had no plans to go to Attica, but was keeping abreast of developments by telephone from his Pocantico Hills estate' in Westchester County, near New York City. Seale and radical attorney William Kunstler, another member of the mediating team requested by the prisoners, met with the rebel inmates early Sunday morning. They came away from the prison saying the state must take the responsibility for anything that happened to the hostages, because of the rejected demands. .Wouldn't Promise William James, who met with three members of the mediation team, declined to promise that no criminal charges would be brought as a result of the uprising. The prison is in his jurisdi(^tional area. 'I'll use my own judgment in prosecuting, but I won't be a whipping boy and pledge some things I can't fulfill," James said. The district attorney said the prisoners "are the last' people I'm accountable to." He added that the "whole question arose from the loose use of the word amnesty. I just don't have any leeway. It's not debatable. It's definitely not negotiable." Rene Market By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Torrential rains drraiched much of the Northeast on Sunday, causing rivers to overflow, flwding homes and highways and causing many power failures. Weather officials said the wide-rai^ging storms in the Northeast were not connected with two tropical storms, Heidi and Edith, still far to the south. Passaic, in northern New Jersey, reported 7.27 inches of rainfall but most sections got lesser amounts. New York City recorded more than 2 inches in two days. The New Jersey townships of Pequannock and East Hanover were declared disaster areas because of flooding .after the rain-swollen Pompton River overflowed; National Guardsmen were placed on alert in case evacuation of homes became necessary. The Elizabeth and Raritan rivers also overflowed, flowJing homes and other buildings and in Somerset County, N.J., Green Brook was reported S'/z feet over its banks.- Power Failures Many New Jersey areas also suffered power failures, some because of lightnmg striking transmission lines and others when a power station was Ifooded. Heavy rainstorms in the New York metropolitan area also caused floods and power failures. More than 3,000 customers were blacked out when lightning liit a povrer substation at New Hempstead, N.Y. Some roads in the area were under as much as four feet of water. Parts of the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway on Long Island had to be closed because of flooding," and flooded tracks crippled service on the Staten Island Railway. VISTA Worker Hates to Leave Minor Injuries In Plane Crash TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A physician from Mayville, N.D., his wife and their three children escaped^ serious injury Sunday morning when their private plane crashed just after taking off from a sma^ air field on the west edge of Topeka. Dr. Delbert HIavinka, his wife, Marlyns, and their three children were treated at St. Francis Hospital and were to be released later in the day. The plane crashed into a corn field just after taking off from Allen Air Field. The site of the crash was about 100 yards from the end of the runway. The cause of the accident has not been determined. Weather KANSAS — Mostly sunny Monday and a little cooler scHth and east with highs in the 80s; fair Monday night, Iow» 50s north and 55 to 60 south; Fair Tuesday, little warmer with highs 85 to 90 north and lower 90s south.. Hutchinson Weather Sunday 's high 93 Irom 4:12 •p.m. to 7:03 p.m.; low 61 from 5:02 a.m. to 7:47 a.m.; at 10 p.m. 86 Record high 103 in 1895; record low 34 in 1902 Winds: Calm. Barometer: 28.55, Ming. Sunset Monday: 7:43 p.m. Sunrise Tuesday: 7:12 a.m. By DEAN HINNEN There are no longer any VISTA workers in Southwest Kansas, and according to the last one to leave, there will probably be no more for several months. Neal Bierling, who has been a VISTA worker in Ulysses 18 months, will remain in that community until Sunday, but is on longer a VISTA worker. Bierling, who will be 25 next week, leaves Ulysses and southwest Kansas with mixed emotions about both his work with VISTA and the one-of-a-kind program he headed. He will return to his home state Michigan, and rejoin his wife Marilyn, who left Ulysses earlier this month to return to college. Bierling's pride and joy is the Ulysses Self-help housing pro^ gram, the first of its kind in the state. Saturday will mark the Open House for the first of five units, and will also be Bierling's last full day in the community he has learned to love. The Open House is scheduled for 2 and 5 p.m. The five houses have been built by five Mexican-American families in Ulysses, with the assistance of Bierling and Bill Brown, a Ulysses home builder, paid by Farmer's Home Administration to supervise the construction. Families Supplied Labor The families have supplied the labor, and will have about $3,000 equity in the homes as a result. Bierling says the families have all put about 1,100 hours on the homes since they began work in May. The completed homes, three bedrooms and a full basement, will be valued at over $16,000 each. The families will pay for their houses through 33-year FHA loans of $12,900 and $13,500, depending upon location. The families will move mto their houses later this month, but by that time Bierling will have returned to Michigan. His departure will mark the end of the VISTA program in western Kansas, at least for the time being. There were 11 VISTA workers in the western half of the state less than two years ago, and Bierling blames the demise of the progi'am on VISTA's regional office in Kansas City. The Kansas City office decided the Western Kansas Migrant Health service should not be a sponsor for VISTA, "They (regional officials) said our sponsor couldn't get along with our supervisor," Bierling explamed, "It was true, but it was the supervisor's fault," he continued. The supervisor left the program June 30, "but it was too late, the damage was done," says Bierling. Chicanes Upset The demise of VISTA in southwest Kansas has upset Chicanos there, Bierling says. But there is hope more volunteers will soon arrive. The State Migrant Council has applied for sponsorship of a VISTA program to continue its work in western Kansas. Bierling spent the weekend at a state-wide conference of VIS TA volunteers, and the group passed a resolution urging VIS­ TA to allow the Migrant Council to become a sponsor. After Saturday's Open House, Bierling will meet with officials from the Rural Housing Authority, a federal agency that worked with VISTA on the self hope program. They will also meet with Migrant Council officials to see about possible sponsorship of additional programs. Even if that happens, "there won't be any volunteers here for months," Bierling says sad ly. "We had planned other programs and follow-ups there, but they won't be done," he says. But Bierling may make it back to western Kansas anyway. There has been talk the Migrant council may hire him to work in housing programs for them, and the young worker says' he "would definitely consider taking the job." "My wife and I both love southwest Kansas," he explains. And he feels he has unfinished business here. Neal Bierling "i wish more could have been done (in his 18 months)," Bierling says wistfully. Besides the tangible achievements represented by the housing, Bierling feels the work has yielded some intangible's, too. Chicanos More United "The Chicano people are more united than ever before," he says, ."and Anglos are more open in displaying the way they feel." Bierling is pleased with the reaction of most Ulysses residents to the self help program, although some opposed it for a while. "Many people thought it was giveaway program," the Bierling explained, but once they found out the people were paying for their houses, opposition decreased. "Many people here helped us," Bierling said. "And before we came they had the preschool and day care program "We've had problems, but generally people tell us not to pay any attention — it's just a minority of the people," he says. Once, after a rash of criticism, several townspeople had a surprise appreciation party for the Bierllugs. But Bieriing takes more pride in what the Chicanos accomplished than in anything he did. "People said that Chicanos couldn't do this," he explained. "They (the Chicanos) feel they have showed them and I do too." BRUSSELS (AP) - Finance ministers of the six Common Market countries meet Monday in a renewed attempt to stitch together a common currency policy to meet the world monetary crisis. Once again, they are expected to disperse without succeeding—despite an apparent note of optimism by French Finance Minister Valery Giscard d'Estaing, who spoke of "major chances" that an agreement might be reached, .The main obstacle to agreement has been the continuing conflict between West Germany and France. West Germany, to help reach a common policy, is prepared to revalue the deutschemark—if France will revalue the franc. But France has refused. Crucial Assemblies Without a common policy, the six will stand divided at two crucial assemblies—the London meeting of the group of 10 leading industrial nations on Wednesday, and the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund on Sept. 27 in Washington. - - - . Hopes for an agreement at Monday's talks are mostly pinned to proposals made Friday by the Common Market Executive Commission in Briissels. The commission made its suggestions following the failure of a vigorous Italian attempt to mediate between France and Germany. The commission urged that, as a first step. Western industrial nations realign their currencies around fixed parities, which would "take into account the economic situation of the countries involved." This was read as an indication the United States might have to formally devalue the dollar to comply. End To Rat WW ^oes? Chance for Tax Relief WASHINGTON (AP) - A clear prospect of substantially greater income-tax relief for individual payers has appeared in the House Ways and Means Committee, which resumes hearings Monday on President Nixon's more limited proposals. Ciiairman Wilbur D. Mills, D- Flare Again STORM VICTIMS — Refugees load into a Texas National Guard truck Suiiday, in Sintonj Texas,'as th<p south Texas town was flooded by heavy Tropical Storm rains from tropical storm Fern. Nearly 3,000 residents of the town were forced- to evacuate their homes. Heidi Heads Inland MIAMI (AP) — Heidi, newest of the storms ravaging the tropics, gradually increased to near hurricane strength Sunday as she bore down on the U.S. coastline. The National Hurricane Center said Heidi would pass well to the east of Cape Hatteras, N.C, Monday afternoon and Eight Die In Traffic Accidents OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma City scientist has nurtured a rodent strain that he says may be the rat to end al rats, The animal is healthy and sexually vigorous, but he carries in his body a gene of sterility. On his forehead is a distinctive white spot marking his breed. Dr. Allen J. Stanley, a physi ology professor at the University of Oklahoma medical cen ter, says he has capitalized on a genetic flaw to breed a strain of the common brown rat that carries the seed of his destruction of the species as a problem to man. "It's a sterility gene that— paradoxically—can be bred into the rats to reduce their number of offspring drastically," he said in a recent interview. Stanley said the United States could rtduce its rat population of; 90 million to nonproblem levels in less than eight years. Millions For Control The federal government has budgeted -almost $60 million for rat control suice adoption of a huge program four summers ago, but the results so far are disputed. The nation's big problem is the common brown rat— rattus norvegicus or the Norway rat. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic accidents claimed at least eight lives in Kansas during the weekend. Kenneth H. Blakely, 26, Junction City, Kan., was killed Sunday evening in a motorcycle mishap one-half mile south of Manhattan on a county road. Authorities quoted witnesses as saying Blakely's i machine veered suddenly off the road and struck a mailbox. Three deaths resulted from a two-car collision Sunday on the Kansas Turnpike. Authorities identified the victims of the mishap two miles west of the Topeka .service area as Ora Graves, 79, Bernic, Mo.; Mrs, Jean Robertson, .33, St. Louis and Eugene Moslcy, 21, Bonner Springs, Kan. Mrs. Robertson's husband, Roy, 34, and Helen Bailey, 46, also of St. Louis, were listed in critical condition. Mosley's Itl- year-old wife Patricia, was in fair condition. The highway patrol said the c r carrying the Missourians was westbound when it went into a ditch, then returned to the roadway and crossed tlw> median, colliding with the eastbound car occupied by the Mos- leys. Also on Sunday, John L. Enright, 53, Salina, was killed in a fieiy crash at a Salina intersection. His car burst into flame after it was struck from behind at a stop sign by another car, police said "could hit New England later." Navy reconnaissance and satellite information reported Heidi moving northward at 10 miles per hour Sunday with maximum sustained winds of 45 to 50 miles an hour near the center. At 5 p.m. CDT Heidi was centered near latitude 31.3 north, longitude 73.5 west, or about 270 miles south .southeast of Cape Hatteras. Dr. Robeirt Si/mpson liead of the center, said earlier: "For the immediate future the most dangerous storm is Heidi. The storm's just gotten started and it's hard to say what it's going to do in the next 24 hours. "But we can say it's heading straight for the U.S. coastline React to Death of Khrushchev By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Communist China, whose relations with the Soviet Union deteriorated sharply when Nikita Khru.shchev wa.s premier, maintained silence after hi.s death. North Vietnamese and North Korean broadcasts, monitored in Tokyo, made no mention of the former Soviet leader, who died in a Moscow ho.s7)llal Saturday at the age of 77. Communist Poland gave only sparse news coverage Sunday on the death of a Khrushchev, The official Polish Communist party paper Trybuna Ludu a 30-word statement said Khruschev had died and listed the political posts he once held. Poles in the street took the news with interest but one rein a 300-word statement said when this man could command headlines here just for sneezing." The Albanian news agency ATA in a terse report Sunday headlined Khrushchev's death by saying "The Renegade Nikita Khru.shchcv Died." and it will be near hurricane force when it gets there." Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Edith, downgraded from a hurricane after a bombardment of Central America's east coast, was a spi'awling disorganized mass idling in the Gulf of Mexico about 200 miles west northwest of Merida, Mexico. But the Atlantic season's wori9t hurricane was .suck new punch from the warm waters of the gulf and speed up on a 12 mph north northwesterly course Monday. Forecasters who had spent most of last week at their radar and satellite tracking monitors were concentrating on Heidi and Edith Sunday. Thoy said a minimum of effort wfls being devoted to Hurricanes Ginger and Fern and a depression born Saturday night about 350 miles oast .southeast of Barbados. Mourn Death Of Athletes GUNNISON, Cola (AP) This mountain cominunily of 4,600 quietly mourned it.s (lend Sunday after ;i .school bu.s cr;i,sh that Uwk the lives of eight high .sciMK )i athloles and a coach. Th(i causL' of the accident, which loft 2;{ others liospi- taiizcd, remained a mystery. The nearly new bus skidded off U.S. .50 Saturday near the bottom of ll,300-f (K )t Monarch Pass at the town of Garfield ml rolled over. It wa.s carrying 44 mcmlxirs the Gunni.son High Sctool junior varsity football team, three coadies and the driver Uy a game at Salida. Sgt. Z.F. Roddon, of the Colorado Stale Patrol, said a preliminary in.spcclion of llie wreckage failed to pinpoint the cause of the accident. "It appeared to still be in gear," said Rodden. "Tlic brakes weren't burned out but still apparently couldn't function properly because of the intense heat." BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Savage rioting flashed in Belfast and Londonderry Sunday night, with British army patrols and police posts under attack from rock-throwing youngsters and guerrilla gunmen. In West Belfast, shots were fired at an army patrol and at two regular police guarding a bridge over a railroad. One policeman was seriously hurt as he dived over the bridge to escape a blast of machine gun bullets from a speeding car. In l,ondor\derry, troops fired rvibber bullets and nausea gas to break up a mob storming an army post after the funeral of a three-year-old boy crushed by a British army truck three days ago. Bombings and Gunfire The rioting followed another night of bombings and gunfire in Northern Ireland, where 102 persons have died in two years of violence. No new deaths were reported. The violence continued despite signs of progress on the political front, with an agreement for summit talks within the next two weeks among prime ministers Brian Faulkner of Northern Ireland, Jack Lynch of the Irish Republic and Edward Heath of Britain. The Belfast shooting followed a rally by thousands of Roman Catholics at a football field to protest the i>i"ovincial government's mass arrests of suspected members of the outlawed Irish Republican Army- IRA. About 500 young persons tried to storm a police post in Andcr- sonslown on the city's west side. Others hijacked a bus and cars for use as barricades. Ark,, whose views usually prevail in the tax-writing committee, disclosed over the weekend that he is considering two major additional tax reduction provisions—a temporary rate cut and advancing into this year some of the relief Nixon proposed for 1972. AFL<:iO President George Meany is one of the first public witnesses scheduled for Monday's hearing. Labor spokesmen, among others, have complained that Nixon's new economic policy, including its tax components, is too heavily weighted toward business. Hinted in Speech Mills gave a strong hint in a speech in Lexington, Ky., Friday night that he shares this view, saying "the conunittee will want to examine with great care not only the question of how much tax relief should be granted but also how much of it should go to business and how much to individuals." A temporary rate reduction, he said, is "a possibility for consideration." And he said the committee will take into account the shifts in Social Security taxes due next year. If the Social Security bill passed by the House and considered likely to win Senate approval becomes lavlf, the maximum payroll tax paid by a worker and his employer would increase $145 in 1972over this year's level. For many workers, this would more than offset the income-tax reduction that would be provided by Nixon's proposal to advance by one year a $50 increase in the personal exemption. Accordingly, there have been proposals in and out of Congress for a postponement of the Social Security tax increase. Coach Hather Stunned by Bus Tragedy GUNNISON, Colo. - A former Hutchinson High .School wrestling coach who now coaches in this Colorado community was not among on an ill- fated bus trip that took nine ivcs. Dan Hather, who coached in Hutchinson in the 1969-70 school year, had been an assistant football coach at Gunni-son last year. He wasn't helping with football this year, or he would have been on the bus. But that doesn'l, make mc feel any better," Hather said in a Sunday night telephone interview. "It's hard to believe," Hather said. In addition to (he eight dead players and a coach who also died, (licre are still three players on the "critical" list In hospitals, Hather said, "We're just praying tlio others don't die,' Hather .said. "We have so many who aren't critical, but who will never compote again," he said. IVo of the dead were boys Hather had coachetl in junior high wrestling last year. "We're not havmg school tx> morrow," Hatlicr said, and said the school's plans wore very indecisive, "If we continue with the season, I'll probably coach football again,' he said, but noted that the players making the junior varsity trip, comprised at least half of the team's varsity, too. San Francisco Begins Busing Program SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco becomes the largest city in the nation to integrate its schools through forced busing Monday and many white and Chinese parents have vowed to keep their children off the buses. After months of growing bitterness and protest, some 26,000 pupils from kindergarten through sixth grade are to be bused Ifl newly assigned schofjls. Another 20,000 will remain at schools in their own neighborhoods. California school Supt. Wilson C, Riles has appealed to parents who oppose bushig to give it "a fair try," but an antibus- ing coalition called WALK— "We All Ix)ve Kids"-has predicted that a planned boycott will keep many pupils home. White and Chinese parents, as many as 1,000 at a time, have gathered at noisy neighborhood meetings to plan the boycott. "Education, not tran,s- portation," was their cry. especially in Chinatown, the tinseled tourist attraction that is the largest Chinese community outside Asia. Chinese leaders said 92 per cent of all Chinatown parents busing, primarily because they believe their children will lose a sense of Chinese heritage, culture and language. Already Chinese pupils togged neatly hi blue and white uniforms have been enrolled in four private "freeom schools" in the 17-block Chinatown neighborhood. Intercepted Letter NEAL BIERLING VISTA Worker Ulysses Dear Neal, Southwest Kansans will miss you as much as you miss them. Yours, Hutch

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